Pitt flips another Rutgers commitment

Movement on the coaching carousel can often lead to movement on the recruiting trail, and on Monday, Pitt benefitted from a change in leadership at Rutgers for the second time in as many days.

Just a day after safety Phil Campbell switched his commitment from the Scarlet Knights to the Panthers on Sunday, 2016 offensive lineman Justin Morgan made the same move. Morgan announced the news via Twitter.

“I would like to Thank the RU family for everything they have done for me. But after speaking with my family for some time we have decided as a whole that I will be decommitting from Rutgers University and will be committing to Pitt,” Morgan wrote.

Like Campbell, Morgan took an official visit to Pittsburgh over the weekend. The 6-7, 335-pound tackle is the third offensive lineman to pledge to the Panthers this cycle, joining Brandon Ford and recent commit Zack Williams.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Morgan is rated the No. 11 senior in his state on the 247Sports Composite. He is one of 16 players committed to Pitt’s 2016 class.